Oneida Shores Park

Oneida Shores Park

resizedimage356159 OSAerialwebA sandy shallow beach with the dynamic Driver's Village Playground, breezy picnic grounds, volleyball courts and great views of New York's largest inland lake create a relaxing waterfront environment. Our family friendly campground, the closest to I81 in the Northeast, ideally suited to late spring, summer and early fall travelers, anglers and Central New Yorkers looking for a quick getaway.

Oneida Shores County Park is open year-round. Season beach and boat launch passes are available to purchase. Our carry in-carry out policy helps protect the environment and litter bags are provided for your convenience. No glass is allowed and alcohol is limited to one six pack per legal adult. No beer kegs. All areas of the park, except the beach, are accessible and pets, if brought to the park, must be on a leash not longer than 6', inoculated for rabies, and never left unattended.

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A secluded forest setting, wall-length fieldstone fireplace and complete kitchen facilities make this year-round facility ideal for business retreats or meetings, weddings, showers, reunions and other large events. Dates at Arrowhead Lodge may be reserved up to two years in advance. Click here for more information.



Picnic Shelters

Six covered shelters are available to reserve for family functions or group parties. These popular spots fill quickly, reservations are taken 11 months in advance, so reserve your date today. Click here for more information.

To learn more about Oneida Lake, visit the Oneida Lake Association website.

Oneida Shores Park

  • Athletic Fields

    Athletic Fields

    Oneida Shores Park has a variety of open spaces throughout the park for the general public to enjoy and have a leisurely game of your chosen sport.

  • Boat Launch

    Boat Launch

    Oneida Shores Boat Launch offers the most accessible route to New York State's largest inland lake. Less than a mile off I81 in Brewerton, the paved launch provides multiple entry ramps for boats of all sizes, ample parking nearby, picnic facilities, rest rooms and ranger patrols. Click here for more information. Click here to download a Season Boat Launch application.

  • Camping - Public

    Camping - Public

    Create an overnight adventure at beautiful Oneida Shores Park and enjoy your choice of over 50 shaded lake view campsites - spaces for tents and self-contained RV's and sites with electric and water. Click here for more information.

  • Canoeing / Kayaking

    Canoeing / Kayaking

    The shoreline at Oneida Shores Park is practically wide open for car top launching of Canoes or Kayaks for a relaxing paddle through Muskrat Bay and throughout Oneida Lake.  The campground shoreline and swimming area are the only designated off limits areas.  Standard park admission fees apply during beach season.

  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Cross-Country Skiing

    Enjoy Cross Country Skiing on the McKinley Ridge Trail or Lake Access. The trail is approximately 3/4 mile long, marked with yellow diamond trail markers,and travels around the ridge between the Cicero Swamp and the McKinley Reserved Area. It is a beginner level trail, with only two small inclines to navigate. It runs through a climax hardwood forest and open fields at the McKinley Shelters. Trail access is from the parking lot at the West McKinley Shelter parking lot.

  • Dogs Allowed

    Dogs Allowed

    Dogs are not permitted on the beach or within the playground play areas. In accordance with New York State law all dogs must be restrained by a leash or chain not more than six feet in length, every dog owner must have a dog license tag attached to their dog’s collar and it shall be the duty of each dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of a dog to remove any feces left by his or her dog on any public park property. 

  • Fishing


    fishingOSCatch the big one on bountiful Oneida Lake! Muskrat Bay Fishing area is a great spot to surface fish for bass, while the launch breakwall can be productive for a variety of species. Learn more about fishing at Oneida Shores.

  • Horseshoes


    Located in our general picnic area are 2 Horseshoe pits that are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Reserve use shelters also have the option of enjoying horseshoes in conjunction with the rental.

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

    The general picnic area is used on a first come, first serve basis.  Reserving tables is strongly discouraged and like all areas of the park, the public is expected to remove and dispose of all trash properly in our conjunction with Carry in-Carry out policy. For larger groups, reserved shelters are available. Click here for more information. No glass is allowed and alcohol is limited to one six pack per legal adult. No beer kegs.

  • Playgrounds


    Home of the dynamic Drivers Village Playground, with something for kids of all ages including a net climber, fish riders (designed to replicate the top three fish populations within Oneida Lake), climbing structures, swings and slides.

  • Rentals: Boats

    Rentals: Boats

    Available during Beach Season - All rentals include life jackets.
    Kayak (1 & 2 person): $10 per hour
    Power Paddlers (for Kids): $3 per half-hour; $5 per hour

  • Swimming


    A sandy waterfront with guarded swimming area, a section for inflatables, bathhouse, and children's playground on the largest lake entirely in New York State.
    Click here for current beach hours. Click here to download Season Beach Pass application.

Oneida Shores Park

Mother's Day Weekend - Columbus Day: 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mid-October - Mid-May : Sunrise - Sunset

2016 Beach Hours:
May 28 - June 12: Friday - Sunday & Memorial Day • 11am - 6pm
June 17 - August 14: Friday - Sunday & July 4 • 11am - 6pm / Monday - Thursday • 12 - 6pm
August 20 & 21: 11am - 6pm

The beach is closed from August 15-19

Schedule subject to change

Oneida Shores Park


During Beach Season

$7 per vehicle
$35 per bus

Veterans & Active Military

Free Beach Admission for one vehicle/car
Present military I.D., Onondaga County FAVOR card, discharge papers or another form of official military identification.

Beach Season - Seniors 

(Monday-Thursday only, excluding holidays)
$2 per vehicle

 Non-Beach Season  Free
Season Passes

Beach Admission

$50 per vehicle - Onondaga County Resident
$75 per vehicle - Non-Resident

Senior Beach Admission (62 & over)

$21 per vehicle - Resident & Non-Resident

Click here to download a Season Beach Pass application. Passes are also good at Jamesville Beach.

Oneida Shores Park

9400 Bartell Road
Brewerton, NY 13029

Park Office -
T: (315) 676-7366
F: (315) 668-6585

Camping Office 
(315) 676-4943
Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 2-8pm
Friday: 12-9pm
Saturday: 11am-9pm